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Mainbocher collection

  • US NNFIT SC.396
  • collection
  • 1938-1976

The bulk of this collection, which was donated by Nancy White in the early 1980s to the FIT Library, consists of 49 scrapbooks relating to Mainbocher, with additional correspondence written by Mainbocher, Nancy White, and Carmel Snow.

Mainbocher, 1891-1976

Nancy North photographs and sketches, 1973

  • US NNFIT SC.387
  • collection
  • 1973

This collections is comprised of seventeen (17) 18x16" black and white framed photographs by Bill Cunninham taken at the Grand Divertissement à Versailles in 1973. Persons featured in photographs include Marisa Berenson, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, Dennis Christopher, Pat Cleveland, Bill Dugan, Heidi Lieberfarb, China Machado, Nancy North, Chris Royer, Ramona Saunders, and Andy Warhol. Also included in the collection are twenty-five (25) 17 x 11" original marker sketches by Halston and a program for the Grand Divertissement à Versailles.

North, Nancy

The Future of Beauty symposium program, 1989

  • US NNFIT SC.385
  • collection
  • 1989

Bi-fold program for a Revlon Symposium title The Future of Beauty which was held in New York City on April 6, 1989. Speakers included Nancy Friday, Lionel Tiger, Georgia Witkin, Molly Haskell and Warren Farrell. Also included is a letter from Nancy Friday addressed to the donor David Katzive.

Revlon, Inc.

Barbie promotional materials, 2014

  • US NNFIT SC.384
  • collection
  • 2014

Laminated folio sheets detailing designer collaborations with Barbie. Housed in embossed Barbie box.

Mattel, Inc.

Miscellaneous Subscription Services

  • US NNFIT SC.383
  • collection
  • 1930-1969

This collection contains four folders of fashion sketches accumulated as part of subscription services.

Sally Victor collection, 1930s-1960s

  • US NNFIT SC.382
  • collection
  • 1930s-1960s

This collection is comprised of 46 folders containing primarily black and white photographs depicting clothed women wearing Victor's hats (1930's to 1960's).

Victor, Sally, 1905-1977

Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

  • US NNFIT SC.38
  • collection
  • 1927-1975

The collection includes Claire McCardell's sketches and illustrations as a student, as well as sketches, newspaper and magazines clippings, correspondence, advertisements, invitations to fashion-related events and original photographs from her career as a fashion designer.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Shocking de Schiaparelli cosmetic products, circa 1940

  • US NNFIT SC.378
  • collection
  • 1940-1949

This collection contains two Schocking de Schiaparelli perfume bottles in their original packing and one example of the packaging for Schiaparelli lipstick.

Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973

Shocking de Schiaparelli bath sponges, c. 1940

  • US NNFIT SC.377
  • collection
  • 1940-1949

This collection contains one partially full cardboard tube of Shocking de Schiaparelli bath sponges.

Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior sketches, 1965-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.374
  • collection
  • 1965-1967

This collection contains sixty-six original sketches (23 pencil and watercolor and 43 pencil) by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior with fabric swatches attached. All on Christian Dior letterhead.

Bohan, Marc

Ruth Finley collection, 1945-2016

  • US NNFIT SC.362
  • collection
  • 1945-2016

This collection contains materials related to Ruth Finley (b.1920, Haverville, MA). The majority of the collection consists of published versions of the periodicals Fashion Calendar and the Fashion International from 1947-2014. The collection also includes published and draft copies of Fashion Calendar, Fashion International, Home Furnishing Calendar, Fashion Trade Calendar, and New York Fashion Council. It also includes business related materials in the form of advertising, membership and subscription information for each publication. The collection includes personal records collected by Ruth Finley, including emails, programs from fashion shows, information about awards, and images.

Finley, Ruth

The Roundtable of Fashion Executives records, 1949-2011

  • US NNFIT SC.358
  • collection
  • 1949-2011

This collection contains records of The Roundtable of Fashion Executives and the life of its founder Faith Keane Reichert, 1949-2011.

The Roundtable of Fashion Executives

Stephen Burrows collection, 1969-2012

  • US NNFIT SC.332
  • collection
  • 1969-2012

This collection contains fashion sketches (originals and digital facsimiles), fashion photographs, and press/promotional materials documenting the career of Stephen Burrows in the fashion industry from 1969-2012. There is a gap of press materials from 1990-2000 when he left Henri Bendel to open his own business on seventh avenue. His fragrance named, Stephen B., is briefly documented in photographs, press, and a silver wave necklace solid perfume. Ephemeral materials such as personal photographs and an E.R.A ribbon are also a part of the collection.

Burrows, Stephen

Carmel Snow for Harper's Bazaar press photos, 1954-1955

  • US NNFIT SC.320
  • collection
  • 1954-1955

This collection is comprised of 18 folders containing black and white photographs depicting women wearing fashions from various designers (1954-1955).

Harper's Bazaar

Arnold Scaasi fashion sketches and swatches, 1966-1992

  • US NNFIT SC.297
  • collection
  • 1966-1992

This collection cotains both original and photocopied sketches by Arnold Scassi ranging from 1966-1992. Each sketch is accompanied by a fabric swatch and is separated into 21 folders by the collection season ( i.e., Boutique Fall 92) Fabric content is often noted alongside an indication of its use. For example "Printed silk dress and jacket - dress has printed silk ruffle at neckline with white guipure lace edging. Jacket has matching ruffle cuffs." Included in some folders are pricelist, order forms and handwritten notes.

Scaasi, Arnold

Hattie Carnegie sketches, 1940-1955

  • US NNFIT SC.242
  • collection
  • 1940-1955

This collection is comprised of fashion sketches made for Hattie Carnegie, Inc. from 1940 - 1955. This collection contains millinery (hats) for which some designs can be attributed to Esther A. Kleeper in 1945. The remainder of the collection is ready-to-wear dresses and suits, along with evening wear, mostly ballgowns, that were adapted from French couturiers for the American woman. The sketches have been divided into millinery, ready-to-wear, and evening wear. Many of the sketches are not dated, but based upon a survey of the collection and dates of similar physical garments made by Hattie Carnegie, Inc. it is assumed that the sketches are from the aforementioned dates.

Carnegie, Hattie

Eric de Juan sketch collection, 1927-1989

  • US NNFIT SC.239
  • collection
  • 1927-1989

This collection consists of over 2500 sketches by designer Eric de Juan, from 1927 through 1989. The sketches include several done for Josephine Baker in 1949, as well as sketches from de Juan's two years spent as the in-house designer for the Bergdorf Goodman custom salon. Some sketches from the Bergdorf Goodman custom salon have swatches attached.

de Juan, Eric

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